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What is measles? Measles Symptoms and Treatment Methods

It is an acute, rash infectious disease caused by the measles virus. It is a highly contagious infection that is transmitted from person to person through air droplets. The incubation period of the virus is 10-14 days. The most contagious period is two days before the symptoms begin and four days after the onset of the rash. Once passed, it releases lifelong immunity.

What are the symptoms of measles?

Can measles cause other diseases?

Measles infection can cause re-activation of the tuberculosis infection, pneumonia, inflammation of the lymph nodes in the neck, otitis media and inflammation of the brain.

How is measles treated?

How to prevent measles?

A single dose of attenuated live virus vaccine is administered to 15-month-old children. In children with nutritional or immune system disorders, another booster dose is given after 6 months. All children over 9 months of age can be vaccinated during epidemic periods. In this case, another booster dose is given after 15 months are completed.

What are the situations when a doctor should be consulted?

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